|Project by Deela40||posted 03-31-2015 07:17 PM||2580 views||8 times favorited||17 comments|
I recently started to make clothespins. I have found that the ones you can buy in the store are worthless as they are made with wood of poor quality and with subpar springs. They come apart pretty easily too.
I make mine out of Ash and full coiled stainless steel springs. I also finish some with a mix of bees wax, turpentine and boiled linseed oil which gives them a nice smooth feel. It is tedious work, but I enjoy it and the end result makes it rewarding.
Pictures 4 shows the difference in quality of store bought vs. the ones I make with the clothespin in the middle being mine. Picture 5 shows the springs I use (middle), vs. the store bought.